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forces can have a beautiful side. the storm generated this end-to-end rainbow as it passed near jackson, mississippi. let's get to alexandra steele. >> the legs on this thing are insane. certainly one for the record books. on the snow side and on the severe side, mobile, two tornadoes, one yesterday and then one five days before that. it was the greatest christmas day tornado outbreak on the records, for the record books since records have been kept. in denver, the first white christmas in three years. dallas, the 4 inches of snow. last time that happened, 1926. in little rock, 9 inches. last time they had any measurable snow of that nature was in 1926. must have been a snowy year that year. here's the big picture. the good news, the severe has moved east out of mobile and out of birmingham, out of atlanta. it is pushing east to the 95 corridor, even east of that. the areas impacted today with a potential for tornadoes, really the eastern carolinas, from raleigh down through jacksonville. and believe it or not, even tampa, potentially. but it doesn't look like the threat will be nearly
, chicago. >>> coming up in the next hour i'll talk with reverend jesse jackson about the ongoing problem of gun violence in chicago and important ways to solve it. yesterday carol costello interviewed the president of the nra david keene. >> i'll tell you who i'd like to have indicted and prosecuted, the people in chicago, the criminals in chicago who made that one of the most violent cities in maeshlamerica. in chicago there's less chance that you'll be prosecuted under federal firearms laws than in almost any major city in this country and that's a crime. >> reverend jackson knows that city very well so of course we'll get his response to that, that's coming up in about 90 minutes. >>> shifting gears now, by now you've heard all about the finger pointing over the fiscal cliff, it's happening all day, both sides blame each other for the lack of progress and today, top congressional leaders will head to the white house for a meeting with president obama, trying to strike a deal with just four days to go. getting lost in the rhetoric are everyday americans like my next guest, she says was
of jackson a difficult one to say the least. it added up to a chaotic christmas day for a good chunk of the country. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile, alabama, turned ominous as the storms approached. residents ran for cover as it touched down. >> we stepped out and you could see it doing its thing and then it came behind the church. >> i prayed to god as loud as i cou could, i was praying for my safety and i knew the truck was shaking. i prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me and the ones in walgreens. >> reporter: tornado sirens blaired. >> it's right there. >> reporter: many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be a funnel cloud forming. >> we have to hurry and get past this. >> reporter: the winds knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 people across the state, damage was widespread, more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma, more than 20 weeks were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas
me is joe jackson to talk about it. the first time i ever heard about that was a challenge to a law that you can't do that or you'll get a ticket. somebody at the time brought up free speech. is that free speech? >> first of all, we know state legislatures are busy. 29,000 bills passed throughout the country. a businey year. you can argue that it's expressive conduct. it's symbolic conduct. as a result of that, it's protected by our constitution first amendment. in florida what they did was they said these flashing lights, you can do it, it's all good. there are a couple loopholes. if you flash the high beams the law also says you can't flash them if there's a car 500 feet that's approaching or if you're behind a car that's 300 feet away. so you still can get nabbed. >> that code is usually from a longer distance away. >> it is. they stopped enforcement also. in march they said we're no longer going to enforce this provision. flash away if you're in florida. >> you might argue it's helping society to slow down. >> absolutely. but it hurts the revenue. >> he hits it on the head. this
in president obama's cabinet. lisa jackson for the environmental protection agency will step down from her post after the president's state of the union speech. she began in 1987 as a scientist. >>> talk back question for you today. will america ever come together on guns? your responses, next. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by or
to my left you have beautiful jackson square. to my right, the mighty mississippi river, blue skies here. it is picture perfect for what will be a huge, huge celebration. so i'm sitting atop jack's brewery right now, just behind me this is what you'll see on tv tonight, we'll be coming to you live for midnight, both eastern and central time, you get the fleur-de-lis drop, baby new year which i don't even know how to describe this, if you don't know in new orleans, it is the amazing tradition, found this baby floating post katrina, it is part of the celebration. imagine, deb, you have new orleans which i'm sure you've been here, it is crazy and you don't sleep and you party all night anyway. take that, add new year's eve, add the sugar bowl, and you have probably -- they're estimating some 50,000 people. just quickly, i'll be down here in the french quarter, with, you know, the rest of the crew, and different parts of the country, ringing in the new year with kathy and anderson. i won't be ready to go to bed. i'm going to keep the party moving and grooving until midnight central time. so
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